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Stormy weather brings high winds, power outages

No injuries or severe damage has been reported, but straight line winds knocked down tree limbs and power lines during a storm system that blew through Central Illinois Monday evening.

The storm activity continued into west-central parts of Indiana too. Flash flooding was reported.

The storms produced watches and warnings for most of the area around 5:30 p.m. lasting until around 9 pm. According to the National Weather Service, damage was scattered both north and south of Bloomington-Normal. Weather spotters reported high winds and some hail, in some spots.

Winds measured at 62 miles per hour were reported at the National Weather Service office just east of Lincoln. The Chicago area had wind gusts at 70 mph.

In Bloomington, winds gusted at 53 miles per hour at the Central Illinois Regional Airport.

A handful of counties had scattered power outages as well.

94.1 FM, WGFA